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|Delaware Mandates Pregnancy Accommodations|
Katharine Thomas Batista, Stephanie J. Peet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014Delaware Governor Jack A. Markell (D) has signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, S.B. 212, extending workplace protections afforded to pregnant employees, and employees who have recently given birth, to include requiring employers provide reasonable accommodations to such employees.
|OSHA Makes Significant Revisions to Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements|
Tressi L. Cordaro, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its final rule for Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements, revising the requirements for reporting work-related hospitalizations and requiring the reporting of all amputations and eye losses. Assistant...
|California Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014With the enactment of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB1522), California has become the second state in the nation, after Connecticut, to mandate employers provide their employees, including part-time and temporary workers, paid sick leave.
|District of Columbia Enacts Ban-the-Box Legislation Limiting Employers’ Criminal Background Inquiries on Applicants|
Susan M. Corcoran, Garen E. Dodge, Richard I. Greenberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014A new District of Columbia law prohibits employers from inquiring into a prospective employee’s criminal conviction background on its application and before making a conditional offer of employment.
|Fight for Fifteen: Your Non-Union Employees Have Walked Out. Now What?|
Roger S. Kaplan, Philip B. Rosen, Linda L. Ryan, Timothy J. Ryan; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014Workers in the fast food industry staged walk-outs on September 4, 2014, in approximately 150 cities across the country. This was the seventh such organized, multi-state walk-out since the movement among fast food workers to obtain a $15 pay rate and union representation started in New York two...
|Franchisor Not Liable for Sexual Harassment Claims Asserted by Franchisee’s Employee, California High Court Rules|
Mark S. Askanas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014A franchisor could not be held vicariously liable under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) for alleged sexual harassment in the franchisee’s workplace in the absence of evidence establishing the franchisor “retained or assumed a general right of...
|Firings for Facebook Comments Unlawful, NLRB Rules|
Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014An employer violated the National Labor Relations Act by discharging two employees because of their participation in a Facebook discussion about their employer’s State income tax withholding mistakes, by threatening employees with discharge for their Facebook activity, by questioning...
|Be Ready When OSHA Walks In|
Avidan Meyerstein, Linda Otaigbe; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 9, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stepped up its enforcement of safety and health regulations in retail stores. Retailers need to be alert to health and safety issues at their stores and warehouses, both to ensure their workplaces are safe and to be ready for...
|Minnesota Supreme Court: Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claims Can Result in Jury Trial, But Employers Have No Defense Based on Complaint Resolution Procedure|
Kurt J. Erickson; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014An employee claiming workers’ compensation retaliation under Minnesota’s workers’ compensation retaliation statute, Minnesota Statute Section 176.82, has a right to a jury trial, the Minnesota Supreme Court has held. Schmitz v. U.S. Steel, No. A12-709 (Minn. Aug. 27, 2014). The...
|New Illinois Law Requires Employers to Provide Accommodations to Pregnant Employees and Applicants|
Hallie Diethelm Caldarone, Kathryn Montgomery Moran, Paul A. Patten; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has approved a law providing additional protections for pregnant women in the workplace. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2015.